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Sage 100cloud: 3 Innovations for Your Discrete Manufacturing Process

  June 11, 2020 / by Stacy Schultz

Sage Production Management -1Now more than ever, it’s critical to find ways to revolutionize your discrete manufacturing process. In business, the most successful teams are constantly seeking new ways to make products faster, improve processes, and reduce costs. 

Companies that rely on manual, disconnected systems or basic accounting applications are not out of time to take action. In fact, the right business management solution enables you to share information more easily, accelerate turnaround times, and automate time-wasting, manual tasks. 

For instance, a business management application, like Sage 100cloud, should help your discrete manufacturing business run more efficiently, accelerate growth, revenue, and deliver innovative and high-quality goods. Here are 3 ways to revolutionize your discrete manufacturing processes.

Innovation #1 - Increased Responsiveness

Now more than ever, manufacturers are looking to collaborative tools to inspire dynamic problem solving. These tools facilitate knowledge-sharing between employees, suppliers, partners, and customers. By providing your stakeholders with easy ways to share information, knowledge, and ideas, you’ll be able to spot trends and opportunities. 

Flexible cloud-connected business management solutions such as Sage 100cloud offer lower initial costs, faster implementation, and seamless upgrades that provide greater control over IT expenses. And down the line, it will be easy to adopt and scale new capabilities as your company grows.

Innovation #2 Better Decisions

Using the business intelligence you accumulate, you can make better business decisions. If you’re relying on spreadsheets or disconnected systems, converting that data into meaningful insights promises to be time-consuming and nearly impossible. 

Sage 100cloud provides you with the ability to analyze your business and keep a proactive eye on your operations. Business intelligence capabilities such as exception alerts, triggers, and predictive analytics capabilities can make this easy for you. You may also want to utilize third-party information and data, which could require adjustments to your demand and supply chain. By bringing together your manufacturing data, Sage 100cloud will deliver previously undiscovered insights.

Innovation #3 Mobile Workforce

Business continuity is easy with mobile access so your team can work wherever they have internet access. Access to real-time information can make all the difference to your team, enabling them to make informed decisions based on up-to-date information. Your team can also access information from tablets, smartphones, or other mobile devices right on the shop floor. The ability to access real-time information and analytics enhances productivity, increases operating efficiency, promotes visibility, and ultimately decreases costs. 

Bonus Innovation! The Right Partner

Long-term support is often overlooked.  Be sure to check that your consultant offers training, customization, ongoing support, upgrades, and integrated solutions.

A great partner should proactively create awareness of new add-ons to increase the sophistication of your discrete manufacturing solution. Continued maintenance of your software will support your business with new time savings and automations. In most cases, your consultant should offer customizations including custom development for companies with highly unique needs or business processes.

The team at Vrakas/Blum is the Number One Manufacturing Solution Partner for 14 years running. Our collective experience can save you time and create efficiencies with Sage100cloud discrete manufacturing software. Contact Vrakas/Blum today!

Topics: Sage MAS 90 200, Manufacturing, Sage 100Cloud

Written by Stacy Schultz